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by Matt Barry
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: 1984 (1954 TV version)
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

1984 (1954 TV version)

1954 BBC production of Orwell's "1984", starring Peter Cushing as Winston, with Andre Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Wilfrid Brambell, and Donald Pleasence (who also appears in the 1956 film version with Edmond O'Brien):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba4J6umbbp0
by Matt Barry
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Phil Baker and Miss Patricola early home talkie shorts
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Re: Phil Baker and Miss Patricola early home talkie shorts

Thanks for sharing these. Glad to be able to see these after reading Ron Hutchinson's article on this system. Nice to experience these performers recorded for posterity, as well.

Matt
by Matt Barry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NItrateville Answer Dept: Keystone's reported use of actual fires and natural disasters on film
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: NItrateville Answer Dept: Keystone's reported use of actual fires and natural disasters on film

This reminded me to look up one of my favorite examples of Sennett kidding his own practice, which I thought was worth a share here:
by Matt Barry
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)

Hi Richard,

Thanks for this information. These little films at the end of this tape were a bit of a mystery to me over the years -- good to know more about them.

Best regards,
Matt
by Matt Barry
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

"Billy Whiskers" (1922)

Does anyone have any info on this series? I came across these shorts on an old VHS tape with some other early films from Video Yesteryear. The notes indicate that they were produced by Hans A. Spanuth and are dated 1922. The video consists of four very short subjects: "The Life of a Fireman,&qu...
by Matt Barry
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)
Replies: 4
Views: 3598

Re: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)

Fascinating. Is this the film that Theodore Huff shot in 1935, GHOST TOWN: THE STORY OF FORT LEE? I believe some of the footage was used in BEFORE HOLLYWOOD, THERE WAS FORT LEE.
by Matt Barry
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville
Replies: 118
Views: 64423

Re: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville

The pizza parlors came a little too late to use as an arguement against Agee, but during the nostalgia boom of the late 60's-early 70's they were indeed a major place to see silent comedy. I had a Straw Hat, a Shakey's, and a Village Inn Pizza Parlor within bike-riding distance from my home then an...
by Matt Barry
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 8280

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Excellent news -- I've enjoyed both authors' previous books immensely.
by Matt Barry
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue
Replies: 12
Views: 7415

Re: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue

Thanks for this information, Richard. I always wondered what had happened to Lahue. As a kid, I would scour the shelves at the public library for anything I could find on silent film and silent comedy, and his book "Cops and Custards" was one of my favorite - informative, well-written and ...
by Matt Barry
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Boys and The Beau Hunks band
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

Re: The Boys and The Beau Hunks band

I own the OUR RELATIONS CD and enjoy it quite a bit. There are a lot of fun incidental compositions on that soundtrack, and it's one of my favorite scores (especially the main credits cue, "We're Just a Happy Family") to any of their films aside from WAY OUT WEST. Plus there are extensive ...